Ever Wonder Why Ice Floats on Water?
When water freezes, it expands and becomes less dense. This means that there is the same number of particles taking up more space. Since the ice cubes are less dense than the water, they float! As an ice cube melts, its volume changes, but its weight is conserved (law of conservation of mass). So, the melted water has exactly the same weight as the water it displaced as an ice cube the water level stays the same! (0:44)
Referencing your work with Harvard
A web-based desktop tool showing you how to accurately format references for the Harvard system. Select the exact nature of reference type - book, journal, e-journal, website, government publication, and other sources - and the tool will show you examples of correct referencing for that type.
The Vitamin Village is a web-based eLearning package developed between 2001 and 2008 to incorporate vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as a basic introduction to antioxidants. It is mainly used in first year teaching of vitamins, but also in the 2nd and 3rd years of the 3 year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and 4 year MNutr Nutrition degrees taught within the School of Biosciences.
VUCast Newscast: Cool cap saves baby
This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: How Cool Cap saves babies’ lives ESPN College GameDay visits Memorial Gym Why storyline wins over sensationalism in commercials Two Vandy students become TV stars!
Toward a social pedagogy of classroom group work
Abstract In any classroom, pupils will be drawn together for many purposes and we can refer to such within classroom contexts as ‘groupings’. The teacher often creates these, and the way that they are set up, and how they are used for particular learning purposes. If the relationships between grouping size, interaction type and learning tasks in groups are planned strategically then learning experiences will be more effective. However, research suggests that the relationships between these e
The interpresence project ? design in progress
The Interpresence Project exercises the language of communication design and mediatecture to propose planetary coalescence through complex and innovative informational flows through cyberspace allowing for human teleactive encounters.
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In Conversation: Semiconductor
Featured in Black Box in 2008, Brighton-based duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, a.k.a. Semiconductor, have returned to Washington. A Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at the National Museum of Natural History allowed them to research volcanic activity. They discuss their current project, an installation based on their study of live volcanoes in the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador.
Meet the Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE
During the opening week of the artist’s major midcareer survey at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), UK-based Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare visits the Hirshhorn to discuss his work with NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne. Like the Hirshhorn’s “The Age of Enlightenment—Antoine Lavoisier” (2008) on view in “Strange Bodies” until Nov. 15, much of Shonibare’s work poses questions about politic
meet the artist: Brian Jungen
The Vancouver-based artist Brian Jungen discusses the work featured in his solo exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and future projects with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, chief curator at Castello di Rivoli and the artistic director of Documenta 13.
Meet the Artist: Joseph Kosuth
Joseph Kosuth established himself as one of the most influential artists of the late 1960s with text-based works that emphasize the central role that language can play in visual works of art. Join the artist for a discussion of his work, including seven pieces from the Hirshhorn’s collection, five of which are on view in The Panza Collection this fall.
Friday Gallery Talks: In Conversation with Nene Humphrey
New York-based sculptor and Smithsonian artist fellow Nene Humphrey discusses her work with Curatorial Research Associate Ryan Hill.
Artists' Voices: Martin Kersels
In the first episode of this new series, artist and curatorial research associate Ryan Hill and Los Angeles-based artist Martin Kersels discuss specific sculptures from "The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture" exhibition. Enhanced for users with color screen iPods.
A Conversation with Oliver Herring
On April 29, from Noon to 7 pm, the Hirshhorn will present "Task," an interactive art-making experience organized by New York-based artist Oliver Herring. Assistant curator Kristen Hileman talks to Herring about "Task" and other works.
4th Place: Tyler Brown and Alexis Irizarry, Brigham Young University
The Eller College of Management held the Ninth Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition from October 25-27, 2012 at the University of Arizona. The competition exposes students to a thought provoking business ethics case that they could face in their professional careers. Student teams will collaboratively analyze, present, and respond to questions posed by a panel of judges. Students will compete with teams from various business colleges from around the world. The experience promises to chal
In this activity, students analyze the global temperature record from 1867 to the present. Long-term trends and shorter-term fluctuations are both evaluated. The data is examined for evidence of the impact of natural and anthropogenic climate forcing mechanisms on the global surface temperature variability. ...
A Kaleidoscope of Perspectives
This is the transcript of a Project Kaleidoscope interview with Gregor Novak. The topic is Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT). Discussion topics include how JiTT was developed and how JiTT uses web-based exercises to foster better personal interaction between students and faculty.
Exploring the Earth: Teacher Pages
This sub-site contains a variety of resources to assist teachers using scenarios and activities from Exploring the Environment, an Earth system education site. The page includes links to planning, facilitating and assessing help, entry level modules, module notes, software, problem-based learning information, ...
The Paleobiology Database is a public resource for the scientific community. Its purpose is to provide global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age, as well as web-based software for statistical analysis of the data. From ...
Warmups for Oceanography
This description of warmups offers the rationale and producures behind some exercises in an introductory oceanography course at Winona State University. Warmups are based on the reading for the next class period and are to be answered via email the morning before class. The instructor can then review ...